Why The Bucs Are The Best

December 16th, 2021

Leader of the best.

Joe is not into power rankings. It’s basically filler for lazy sports talk radio hosts.

The only reason Joe is referencing this one is it comes from perhaps the most respected NFL scribe in the land, Rick Gosselin of SI.com. For years, Gosselin was so plugged in with NFL movers and shakers, that he annually shamed virtually ever draftnik not named “Joel Buchsbaum” for accuracy.

Gosselin is so respected in NFL circles, Bill Belicheat even consults with him on draft moves.

In the wake of the Bucs beating the Bills, even though the Bucs damn near gave that game away, Gosselin feels the Bucs are the cream of the NFL.

Tom Brady had his favorite receivers over the years in New England – Troy Brown, Deion Branch, Wes Welker, Randy Moss, Rob Gronkowski and finally Julian Edelman. Chris Godwin is emerging as Brady’s guy in Tampa. Brady has thrown 97 passes the last two weeks and almost a third of them have gone to Godwin. Brady threw him 17 passes against Atlanta and 15 more last weekend against Buffalo. He caught 15 of those passes for 143 yards against the Falcons and 10 for 105 against the Bills – the first individual 100-yard receiving game allowed by Buffalo this season.

And just think, if common sense rules the next few days, Antonio Brown will be added to the mix — with Mike Edwards to the leaky Bucs defense.

This Bucs team could be great. But first, it’s time to end that regular-season curse of the slimy Saints.

It’s nine days before Christmas and the Bucs have the best record in the NFL. Joe never thought the day would come.

18 Responses to “Why The Bucs Are The Best”

  1. Chris@Apple Roof Cleaning Tampa Says:

    We can pretty much eliminate the Saints from any possibility of making the playoffs, and clinch the division if we win Sunday.
    The Saints are still in the playoff hunt, and it will be nice to eliminate them Sunday!

  2. PSL Bob Says:

    A number of rankings have the Packers at #1 and the Bucs at #2. We’ve got to get the No. 1 seed in the playoffs. Regardless of last year’s playoffs, I don’t like the thought of going back to Green Bay to get to the SB.

  3. #8 Says:

    The aints game won’t be easy.
    Win by 1 & no injuries is my wish.

  4. Biff Barker Says:

    Bucs just cant put 3 phases together for 60 minutes. They have to get it together to go anywhere in the post season.

    Our secondary has been picked apart like a plate of nachos during happy hour.

  5. ModHairKen Says:

    Rodgers is weak. Weak-willed. Weak minded. Weak competitor. Weak teammate.

  6. Buc4evr Says:

    I expect a lot of runs, screen passes, QB runs, and of course trick plays from the Saints. Bucs need to score and score often with no let downs on defense. Let’s finally destroy these bums and their ass clown coach.

  7. Bobby M. Says:

    Saints defense is really good….Kamara is solid but I don’t think they can keep pace in our house. I look for Brady to make a statement similar to the Chiefs with the Raiders.

  8. JimBuc2 Says:

    I respect the Saints, but do not fear them. It’s Tampa time for the foreseeable future. The Bucs have had much to do with New Orleans steady decline, forcing Brees into retirement, and horse collaring his replacement, Jackwagon Jameis to IR. The Aints have heavily mortaged their future, and the demand for payment has arrived. Sean Payton has been plugging the proverbial dyke. There are no fingers remaining, so the question becomes ‘How long can you tread water?’ If I were a betting man I’d lay cash on Sean Payton taking a call from Shad Khan. The Saints have lost their luster. Imagine the glory that awaits the coach that turns the long stumbling Jaguars into winners. I can see Sean Payton sinking his teeth into that steak. As for this next Bucs/Saints tilt in Tampa I think the visitors reap ths whirlwind of pent up Buccaneer frustration. Aints gonna get spanked. Hard. Seal-clubbed without mercy, prompting Payton to take that Khan call.
    Go Bucs!

  9. Lesko_Brandon Says:

    Sean Payton will use every gadget he’s got. Trevor Siemian will be the QB mix with Taysom Hill as a full back and KAmara as Running back or it could go Hill as QB and Kamara RB but Hill will be running the ball…. BUCS will have a full plate containing this Saints offense. As for our offense, as usual, they will put pressure on Brady, if that’s the case, our OL’s need to be on top of their game. What I am most concerned about is this will be the Saints last gasp of air and in their mind, destroying the BUcs is their only goal.

  10. Since76 Says:

    Jimbuc that would be great if Payton went to jags. He out coached us 2 out of 3 games with inferior talent.

  11. sasquatch Says:

    Lesko_Brandon Says:
    December 16th, 2021 at 10:08 am

    handle indicates moron assclown

  12. sasquatch Says:

    We can’t be number 1 with that crap defense. They could get better and healthier before the playoffs, which will be absolutely necessary if they want to repeat.

  13. JimBuc2 Says:

    ModHairKen I concur completely. Tampa turf dissing diva Rodgers truly believes the NFL revolves around him, convinced beyond all doubt that all fall short of the glory of His Excellency. Drama queen ARod has failed to live up his hand-crafted legend. The dichotomy between fact and fancy is stark. Overlay those smarmy manbun, rock star commercials againt manbeast Suh and Rodgers zepplin-sized ego goes all von Hindinberg. Wanna play drums?
    Go Bucs!

  14. Bird Says:


    You are absolutely right. Game sunday will be another tester. A win and things look good. Cause we have 3 games against substandard teams to fix that

    But lets be honest we got healthy at the right time last year so it’s definitely possible

  15. Biff Barker Says:

    Bird, everything is possible with TB12 at the helm. Good health+ good scheme+ good luck all have to align. We all have to remember what we were able to accomplish last year. From wild card to SB.
    My biggest concern is health of the defense.

  16. stpetebucsfan Says:

    I dislike Bill Belicheat and so I was wired for that New England game.

    But this New Orleans game has me even more amped up. It’s the single most important game left on the schedule.

    I don’t wish to simply win. I hope the Bucs kick the snot out of the Saints and give Payton a preview of the future that sends him to Jax. A lot easier to start off fresh with no pressure and a talented QB than stick around for an injured JW and fading team. The tackles are showing a lot of wear and how long will Kamara remain a superstar?

  17. Rod Munch Says:

    Even if the Bucs beat the Saints, they’re not out of it, and when I was using ESPN’s Playoff Machine, the match-up I kept seeing, over and over again, was #7 Saints @ #2 Bucs… if that’s going to be the case, I’d rather the Bucs lose this game and be a #3 or #4 seed.

    From doing the various match-ups, the Saints future seems to really hang on this weeks Eagles vs Redskins game. If the Eagles win, it really reduces the playoff chances for the Saints – but if the Redskins win, then the Saints are very much alive, even if they lose to the Bucs this weekend.

  18. Youngbucs Says:

    Rod munch you’re obsessed with the saints even with your man crush injury. Get a grip dude you don’t even try to hide your saints love. How many times are you gonna post about the playoff machine scenarios. News flash you get getting the same results because you want to it’s premeditated!